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A look back at Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017

At the initiative of the Federal Public Health (FOPH), Food Safety and Veterinary (FSVO), Agriculture (FOAG), and Environment (FOEN) Offices, during the week from 13 to 19 November 2017 various actors organized and staged more than 50 activities. Afterwards the actors participating were asked to complete a questionnaire. Here you will find a synopsis of the week and the evaluation of the responses.


“Horizon 2020” Draft Work Programmes 2018 - 2020

The European Commission has published parts of  the new work programme 2018 – 2020 for “Horizon  2020”. They also include calls for proposals on the  topic of antimicrobial resistance.

Press releases


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Rapport annuel et joint report (en anglais)

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Fields of activity


Field of activity Monitoring

A good and comprehensive set of data creates the foundation which allows measures to be implemented in a targeted manner.


Field of activity Prevention

Preventive measures promote the health of humans and animals in such a way that the use of antibiotics, and thus the development of resistance, can be reduced.

Appropriate use of antibiotics

Field of activity Appropriate use of antibiotics

Antibiotics must be used appropriately to prevent the development of resistance.

Resistance control

Field of activity Resistance control

When resistant organisms develop, these must be rapidly identified and their transmission and spread minimised.

Forschung und Entwicklung

Field of activity Research and development

Interdisciplinary research and development focusing on the creation, transmission, spread and combating of resistant bacteria is being intensified.


Field of activity Cooperation

Cross-sector cooperation will be actively promoted and improved to successfully combat problems.

Information und Bildung

Field of activity Information and education

Knowledge of antibiotic resistance will be improved among experts and the general public so that more responsible decisions are taken and resistance levels fall.


Field of activity General conditions

The general conditions will be checked and framed in such a way as to ensure that effective antibiotics continue to be available and that they will be used responsibly.